Feed Your Kids Healthy on a Budget

I am super excited to have Kristen from TheMommies.org share some great insight with us on how to feed your kids healthy food on a budget.  Kristen has been happily married for six years, and is blessed with two children – a wonderful son and daughter. Kristen and her co-blogger, Cassie, started their blog with the intention of encouraging […]

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Top Kid’s Christmas Gifts for 2014

The holidays are practically upon us.  Only 7 more shopping days till Christmas.  This may cause a sense of panic among some, but have no fear. . .we have some suggestions for your kiddos!  We have compiled a list of the Top Christmas Gifts for 2014!  To see the price and purchase, just click on […]

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Chicken Waterer

DIY Chicken Waterer

When you are building a chicken watering system you can make it as simple or complex as you want. I choose to go with simple and cheap . . . Check out the below video that shows how I built this Chicken Waterer using a 3 gallon bucket, (1) * 90° angle 3/4in fitting, 1* […]

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My Father’s World Homeschool Curriculum

As you may have seen in my “Adventures in Homeschooling – Part 2“, we used Alpha Omega curriculum for home-school during the 2013-2014 school year.  Specifically we used a mixture of their Horizons and Lifepacs material. I liked the Horizons curriculum for math because it uses spiral teaching progression.  Students are introduced to a concept, […]

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DIY Chicken Coop

DIY Chicken Coop

Mrs. Sunshine decided she wanted chickens . . . So guess who got stuck building the coop? This was the first chicken coop I have ever built and like most men that I know –  I didn’t bother reading any silly design specs. After all if you had designs, can you really call it a […]

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Why Homeschool?

We originally started homeschooling our 3 children when we went to Ecuador for three months in 2013.  Our kids are not anywhere close to fluent in Spanish (much like their parents).  Inclusion into a local school there was out of the question, because we knew we would only be in Ecuador for 3-6 months.  Thus, […]

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Adventures in Homeschooling (Part 2)

When we decided to travel to Manta, it became clear to us that homeschool was our best option.   The main concern I had with homeschooling was “Am I really qualified and patient enough to handle this?”  (Oddly enough, I started out in Elementary Ed in college and moved into Accounting later on).  The second was […]

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Adventures in Homeschooling (Part 1)

Well, we are two weeks into our stay in Manta and we just completed our second week of homeschool.  I remember a time (pre-kid) where I thought of homeschooling with slightly negative connotations.  I had this idea that the only kids who home-schooled were ones who were socially inept or their parents were hover-parents who […]

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